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Gears Future APIs: Image Manipulation API
I really like the idea of being able to do things like image manipulation on the client side, but I can’t help but think a plugin like this isn’t the way to do it (if you’re using a plugin, you might as well use Flash).
I really, really dislike the template that Gawker are using for all their blogs – please, could someone design them a new one?
MP3.com Meets Digg: Find New Music on Sixtyone
Sixtyone strikes me as being far too complicated, with all that points rubbish. Simple is a better and all that; although it does highlight something to me: Any site that has a colour theme changer isn’t focusing on the right things.
The problem with open source design
I’ve given up on Wordpress, to be honest – not only is it not the best blogging platform at the moment, they seem to be going in completely the wrong direction.
Google Presentations Adds YouTube-Like Embeds
I find it very interesting that they’ve reused the YouTube player style for the Google Presentation embeds. Slightly nasty grey gradient bar with pseudo 3D buttons = embedded content. A good usability move, I guess, but I wish YouTube used something slightly nicer looking for everyone to copy.